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Syria’s Unsustainable Conflict

31 August 2015 Efforts to find a political solution to the Syrian conflict appear to be gaining momentum. Whatever the outcome, recent diplomatic flurry can be attributed to the following: • The completion of the Iran nuclear deal, • ISIL’s … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria Conundrum

3 August 2015 A country’s foreign policy is shaped by its identity, sense of belonging, world outlook and geographic location. This last one is a constant; others are subject to evolution, change and definition/redefinition within the limits of reason. The … Continue reading

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Combating ISIL

9 July 2015 On July 6, 2015 President Obama delivered remarks after meeting with military leaders at the Pentagon to discuss US strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State (ISIL). Here are key quotes from his remarks and a … Continue reading

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Prime Minister Netanyahu on Iran

6 March 2015 I watched PM Netanyahu’s address to the Congress. I also read the transcript. What he said on Iran was hardly different from his UN General Assembly speech of 29 September 2014. It was the controversial nature of … Continue reading

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Turkey-US-Assad-ISIL: The Vicious Circle

2 March 2015 In Turkey, what political leaders say carries weight for a day. This is because they speak almost every day; address big crowds probably every couple of days. Public memory cannot cope. The language they use is, more … Continue reading

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